The Campbell River RCMP says it will be closely monitoring an upcoming motorcycle gathering.
The first annual Devil’s Hand Poker Run is set to begin at noon tomorrow at the Devil’s Army club house on Peterson Road.
A poster for the event says, “all makes and models of bikes and hotrods are welcome. No cops or law enforcement of any kind are allowed to run.”
According to the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of BC, the Devils Army is a “1%” outlaw motorcycle club established in Campbell River back in 2009.
It’s known to be a support club for the Haney Hells Angels chapter.
“Officers will be focusing on monitoring and enforcement of both Provincial Legislation as it pertains to driving offences under the Motor Vehicle Act and legislation contained in the Criminal Code as it pertains to impaired driving,” Sgt. Dave Johnson says.
While event coordinators have not provided an estimate of attendees, Johnson says police are reminding participants to follow Provincial Legislation and current COVID-19 health recommendations.
“As cases in British Columbia continue to rise, following current safety guidelines is necessary not only to maintain the safety of the attendees but to minimize the spread of this disease within our community,” Johnson adds.